Just About Everything Jameis Winston Did At Practice Today

May 14th, 2019

JoeBucsFan.com college intern Zachary Seifter is a very busy man at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters soaking up all he can. He even exercises good judgment and stays away from Joe’s sacred beer fridge and Rachel Watson poster. As part of Seifter’s indoctrination, today he was tasked with following every movement of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, during the first OTA practice of the season at One Buc Palace.


*Jameis getting started with some warmup passes with Ryan Griffin (RG4) and Blaine Gabbert.

*After warmups, the QB’s move on to footwork drills, Jameis maneuvering left and right between cones flawlessly.

*Next up is some throwing-on-the-run drills, Jameis is moving between cones before taking off delivering bullets into the chests of coaches.

*Jameis spotted talking off to the side with offensive coordiantor Byron Leftwich and Mike Evans.

*In come the running backs to work with the QB’s. They start with basic inside handoff drills where there are no slip-ups, followed by simple passes to the RB’s. Jameis completes every pass, although he almost missed one to Shaun Wilson, who had to make an adjustment to catch the throw behind him.

*Passes with the receivers and tight ends are next. Jameis looks sharp, delivering some darts into the guts of O.J. Howard and rookie receiver Cortrelle Simpson.

*Breshad Perriman is already looking good, showing off his speed as well as making adjustments to haul in a few not-so-well thrown balls by Jameis.

*The Bucs kick off the 11-on-11 work with two separate sessions on each side of the 50-yard-line. Jamies gets to work with a quick slant to Chris Godwin for a small pickup.

*On the very next play, rookie linebacker Devin White reads a Jameis pass over the middle for a pick! Man, he already looks so quick and comfortable on the field.

*Jameis gets taken out for Gabbert but soon returns to action with a sharp pass over the middle to O.J. Howard for 15 yards.

*Jameis finds Howard again for 5 yards on a comeback route although it looked like the rookie OLB Anthony Nelson would’ve brought Winston to the ground if it were a real game.

*Jameis finishes the first 11-on-11 session with completions to Mike Evans and Justin Watson for first-down yardage.

*After the water break, the first 7-on-7 session gets underway with Winston missing Evans on a 15-yard pass towards the right sideline.

*Winston follows with a short completion to Canadian tight end Antony Auclair for 3 yards and then an incompletion to Peyton Barber. Winston was under what would’ve been heavy pressure so he just flung it over Barber’s head and out of bounds.

*Gabbert steps in for Jameis and Jameis goes over to the sideline to talk to Godwin. Winston seems very animated as he is moving his hands around trying to show Godwin what he sees on the field.

*After Jameis returns from the sideline, Leftwich steps back to talk to him. Leftwich was very much in Winston’s ear today.

*Jameis comes back and completes back-to-back passes to Bobo Wilson, the second being over the middle in open space. Bobo could’ve turned on the jets and possibly scored on the play.

*Jameis tries to find Perriman on an out route near the right sideline but he is tripped up by rookie CB Jamel Dean, the third-round pick. Very probable that one results in a flag in a game.

*Two plays later, Jameis launches it deep and finds Perriman in the endzone for the touchdown! Jameis sprints over to Perriman after the play for a high-five.

*In the middle of the kicking battle between Matt Gay and Cairo Santos, Jameis is taking coaching from QB coach Clyde Christensen. He is also talking to rookie QB Nick Fitzgerald in the middle of this.

*11-on-11 returns and Winston is heard screaming “Hurry up!” to his receivers. A lot of urgency in today’s practice.

*Running backs get more involved in the second session of 11-on-11 play as Winston gets started with a play-action setup that results in a dump off to Peyton Barber. His throw was hurried as a result of what would’ve been a sack from Noah Spence. Although the pads don’t come on until May, Spence showedspeed on the edge today and hurried Winston quite a few times.

*Peyton Barber and Andre Ellington split carries the next few plays, not resulting in much. On one inside handoff, Barber got 4 yards before contact.

*Winston with a checkdown pass to Ronald Jones, but again Spence comes in quick off the edge for what would’ve been a sack. Carl Nassib came in quick, too, and also would’ve gotten to Winston.

*After another rushing play to Ellington, Jameis steps off for Blaine Gabbert and stands between Arians and Leftwich. Once again, Leftwich is in Winston’s ear.

*Jameis comes back and fires a ball down the seam to Mike Evans for a 35-yard touchdown! Spence provided pressure off the edge and possibly would’ve had a sack on Winston. It was an incredible catch by Evans as it was slightly overthrown but Evans was able to tip it to himself in the end zone.

*Two more handoffs to RoJo before and after a play-action pass by Winston, one of which went to Peyton Barber for a 10 -yard gain.

*Jameis finishes off practice on a bit of a sour note, completing just 1 of his last 5 passes — to Justin Watson who proceeded to fumble the ball but recover it.

*After practice, Joe asked Bucco Bruce Arians to summarize Jameis’ day. The head coach said it looked good aside from the forced pass to White. Earlier, Arians said he doesn’t judge practice until he watches the film.

35 Responses to “Just About Everything Jameis Winston Did At Practice Today”

  1. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    Well done kid! Good info

  2. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Nice reporting. Seems OL is bad as usual and it seems that winston is going to have too many people in his ear this year

  3. Dewey Selmon Says:

    When other fans from other sites rag on Joe I just point them in the direction of articles like this. Great job! BA is grooming Leftwich to be a HC, keeps his mouth shut, lets Lefty coach and teach and adds his 2 cents when needed.

  4. AlteredEgo Says:

    Welcome… Zach…. hold out for a raise just before training camp starts…you can thank me later

  5. DB55 Says:

    So no blocking up front but we expect him to limit turnovers. Got it! Makes total sense. And that’s the back-ups getting pressure, right? Outstanding!

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Nice flow & details Zachary. Thanks.

    Dewey … BA letting his assistant coaches work the field & players kinda reminds me of how The Bear used to run practices, from what I’ve been told by my kin in Alabama. He loved The Tower, kinda like BA loves his golf cart. When Bear came down from the tower it was usually for a purpose, and not usually a pretty one.

    Duthsty … Underwear football? Hope folks wait until the OLine puts on pads before they crucify them.

  7. JA Says:

    “Teacher-teacher I declare, this is only underwear.”
    The folly of an endeavor less threatening to one’s health, in the violent sport of the NFL, than in drunk-bar flag football is something to witness, but not worthy of any realistic conclusions.
    Let’s just hope nobody trips over their own shoelaces …

  8. Buchead588 Says:

    All good Jameis is learning new offense an it will take time it’s all good pretty good for 1st practice

  9. JimmyJack Says:

    This is supposed to be all about Winston but when I read all the notes my biggest take away was that our defense sounded like they were playing some good football.

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    Y’all complaining about the OL might need to understand that our runblock is our issue not pass pro.

    This line gave their QB plenty of time and ranked as a top team in that stat. Their is also room for improvement in that area too.

  11. SenileSenior Says:

    Oh, by the way. …. Great to hear Spence’s name mentioned more than once here.

    Culture Change, Team=>Fans
    Go Bucs!!!!! Win Now!

  12. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Nice job Zach.

    Seems dean is making headlines for the wrong reasons.

    It’s day 1. No need to stress yet

  13. Stonedbuc Says:

    Receivers need to run the ball back. Hustle everywhere!

  14. DB55 Says:


    Just watch a game man. When JW has more than 4 sec to throw he lethal. 3 secs he’s good. Problem is he gets .05-1.5 sec to throw in most cases and that usually with 1 or 2 defenders in his face or grabbing him somewhere.

    Not even sure why I’m responding to you. Carry on! my apologies! remember wtfdik

  15. Bill Says:

    Joe….please tell us who was beaten on these would be sacks.

  16. FowlBall Says:

    Way too soon to draw any conclusions about anybody. R-E-L-A-X !

  17. BetterBucFan Says:

    Keep Zachary for as long as possible Joe! He does a great job!

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    ZBF……Zach Buc Fan……

    Better obtain a non compete, Joes.

  19. JA Says:

    Rather hear another E.D. joke.
    Stating the obvious is all to commonplace.
    Do what you do best … Make us laugh!

    “The Donald?”
    Sure there are many more quotable humanoids to extrapolate “words of wisdom” from … How about The Three Stooges or, better yet, Benedict Arnold?

  20. firethecannons Says:

    Ok this is the best stuff on this website–I live in Arizona and I won’t be at practice anytime for at least another 10 years–I need this stuff to get a feel for what is happening with the the team. These play by play updates from practice are what I need in the offseason,, I really appreciate it Zach–good job, thx Joe. Please get us more of this stuff.

  21. firethecannons Says:

    Last year I remember Spence got lost in training camp–sort fell into a spider hole and never came out till the 4th game in preseason which was a disaster and as a result–with Spence will only believe the hype when it is real but hope is alive

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    JA … I’m probably the most apolitical person you’d ever meet, but I do get amused every time ‘The Donald’ tells me how ‘beautiful’ something’s gonna be, kinda like Barry’s ‘Hope & Change’. Neither is much for providing any evidence to support their claims it seems. Of course, they’ve both got lots of company in that regard when it comes to US politics.

  23. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    My biggest takeaway was that Spence got a lot of pressure today. Man it would be great if he could somehow resurrect his career this year. Would be a great surprise.

  24. BucsBandit Says:

    1-5 to end practice on throws for Winston. LOLZ.

    America’s Backup QB.

  25. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “He even exercises good judgment and stays away from Joe’s sacred beer fridge and Rachel Watson poster.”
    Making the guy work around the poster and beer fridge without partaking must be some kind of medieval torture.

  26. JA Says:

    Understood …
    I’m currently involved in a research, Weimar-U.S. constitutional analogy, so I sometimes get carried away with the deconstruction thereof, albeit grandiose (1933) or incremental (today) …
    I yearn to return to an apolitical existence.
    Keep up the good posts!
    Go Bucs!

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    BucsBandit…Winston’s failures excite you?


  28. Jmarkbuc Says:


    It’s just the first practice but…

    Last years stats say that 2/3 of the time JW had a clean pocket. His Comp percentage in those pockets was nothing to write home about.

  29. Oneilbucs Says:

    If Jamies would have thrown TDs on every throw yall will be saying it’s just practice. He throw a pick and now yall making a big deal out of it. I will be glad to see Jamies leave this trash fan base and franchise.

  30. Pittsshore Says:

    Fast forward 4 months in a real football game: Jameis takes the snap, he then forgets his reads, he then scrambles, he then throws an interception as he attempts to force the ball. You can’t teach ignorant how to process information when under pressure. I hear Blaine Gabbert is a pro bowler during practice too.

  31. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Great job, Zack!

    If Arians can save Noah’s career, I will be absolutely amazed!

    Noah has a big opportunity with JPP injured…probably his last chance with the Bucs.

  32. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Pittsshore Says
    “Fast forward 4 months in a real football game: Jameis takes the snap, he then forgets his reads, he then scrambles, he then throws an interception as he attempts to force the ball.”

    You clearly have not paid attention to Jameis. The only reason he scrambles is if protection breaks down along the line. And unfortunately, it has happened often. Still, Jameis is actually BETTER when under pressure than most QBs in the league are. And that is backed up by statistics.

    And yes, you can teach him to make fewer mistakes. That you would even suggest you can’t show’s your level of knowledge on the topic.

  33. TOM Says:

    Great reporting. Keep it up. Liked hearing about Spence. Who knows, maybe this is his year. Wondering who was trying to block him?

  34. Pittsshore Says:

    @bonzai: 4 years and counting. You can’t teach a dumb dog new tricks.

  35. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Jameis is never going to be the most accurate QB in the League. He just needs to be in a system which has a strong running game and doesn’t ask him to throw the ball 50 times a game.

    He is going to make great plays and really ugly plays… needs a defense to carry him through the bad plays and needs to be pulled in a select few games where he is breaking down mentally–when Winston throws picks early, he will tend to press and let those mistakes snowball. “snap and clear” are just words to him, he doesn’t really have it in him to do that.